João Rodrigues POR7

About João

When I finish my Olympic career - Barcelona 92, Atlanta 96, Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016 - I was looking forward to go back to raceboard. Curro Manchon from Spain helped me getting involved and showed me the work he was doing with Monty, regarding the development of competitive sails for raceboard. I was very pleased with the sails and raced with them in 2017, where they proved fantastic in all conditions. 

We also thought there was room from improvement, both in light wind conditions and in the breeze. So, I got more involved in the process of developing better sails and I must say, I'm pretty excited with was we've achieved. In light winds, the raceboard blade LW is getting better and better. More powerful, lighter, but still durable. It's a sail you can trust. Even if the wind picks up suddenly. As for stronger winds, 2018 will be very, very interesting to follow. With the new sails Loft is developing for stronger winds, I'm pretty sure we'll be able to go faster and faster upwind.

Besides that, I'll be using the Loft wave sails wavescape in my anual tour to Cabo Verde, Sal. This time, we'll organize things in order to fly there with the bigger swells, so we'll keep an eye on the weather forecast as from February.

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João Rodrigues
71 kg

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The Gear of João Rodrigues

Raceboardblade 2017 & 2018
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